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Friendswood Police Department - Friendswood, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$34,500.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$43,243.00 annual
Top Pay:
$64,875.00 annual

Job Description

The Friendswood Police Department is organized and trained to provide responsive service in a community-police partnership. The Department focuses all available resources to promote community safety, suppress crime, ensure the safe, orderly movement of traffic, and protect the constitutional rights of all persons.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the performance of routine patrol, crisis intervention and preliminary criminal investigations in an active, problem-solving partnership with the community.

OUR COMMUNITY The City of Friendswood is located 3 miles west of Interstate Highway 45, mid-way between Houston and Galveston. The modern history of Friendswood, Texas goes back to a Quaker (Friends) colony established in northern Galveston County in 1895. The colony was originally a farming community of fig orchards, satsuma orange orchards, and rice fields. The people in the community were known for hard work, simple, clean living, and a deep respect for God, the family, and education. This heritage continues in the community today. The City has recently begun a long range strategic planning effort called Vision 2020 intended to develop a guide for the remaining development of the City. The City encompasses 21 square miles and is approximately 50% developed. The current estimate is that the City will reach build out by the year 2020 with a population of 55,000. Because of the influence of the NASA facility, the population of Friendswood is highly educated and has very high expectations for the level of service being provided by the City.

Additional Information

Applicants must demonstrate good human relation skills and be able to work well with all segments of the public. Applicants must be: enrolled in a TCLEOSE accredited entry-level program, or be a licensed as a Texas Peace Officer, or have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, or been Honorably Discharged from the United States Armed Forces after 4 years of service. Applicants must be U.S. citizen. An Associate Degree or prior experience is preferred. Applicants will be subject to a written pre-employment test, psychological/emotional examination, medical examination, illegal drug screen, and extensive background check. This position has a strong, competitive benefits package and a wide range of in-service training provided to career officers. APPLICANTS MUST SHOW IN THE APPLICATION THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE INVITED TO TAKE THE WRITTEN TEST TESTING DATES TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008: AT 9:00 A.M. AND AGAIN AT 7:00 P.M. AND TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008: AT 9:00 A.M. AND AGAIN AT 7:00 P.M.

See the City’s website, www.ci.friendswood.tx.us, for more information and to obtain an application.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Education: Must have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Experience: not required
Applicants must demonstrate good human relation skills and be able to work well with all segments of the public. Applicants must be: �� enrolled in a TCLEOSE accredited entry-level program, or �� be a licensed as a Texas Peace Officer, or �� have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, or �� been Honorably Discharged from the United States Armed Forces after 4 years of service. Applicants must be U.S. citizen. An Associate Degree or prior experience is preferred. Applicants will be subject to a written pre-employment test, psychological/emotional examination, medical examination, illegal drug screen, and extensive background check.

Contact Informaton

Douglas Lauersdorf

Friendswood Police Department
1600 Whitaker Dr.
Friendswood, Texas 77546
phone: (281) 996-3309

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